Calvin: If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.
Hobbes: How so?
Calvin: Well, when you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day.
My childhood. My life.
Contemporary sci-fi is in good hands. Between two names lies our trust that we will be delivered a good film.
Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams.
Two men who followed similar paths to arrive at a similar place. But, can we really call one the greater? Read, share and enjoy this essay on the sci-fi creators we know and love.
Also, enjoy the artwork.
We’re still making kimchi, but the chronicles have taken us to a new hemisphere! Stay tuned for more from New Zealand where we’ll be WWOOFing and traveling for the next three months.
Currently, we’re working at Kawai Purapura, a retreat center. In exchange for this caravan accommodation, we work maintaining the property for three hours each day. Spring is an awesome time to work and play outside, making an extended vacation in NZ possible.
Everyone’s a phony.
Isn’t that right Mr. Salinger?
Ten years ago:
Someone is making a movie about you. Is that what you want? Ironically, the person who probably knows that answer best is the very man bringing you out into the world.
Shall we learn who you are or are you best left alone?
J.D. Salinger on a world of phonies. Read, share and enjoy this one.
this is from spy kids
All art has meaning somewhere.
Saturday Night Live is not going anywhere.
It is a show built on change. It is all about saying goodbye and welcoming the new.
That can never change.
Read, share and enjoy this essay on why SNL is here to stay. Also, farewell to the tremendous talents of Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers and here’s to more great one’s to come.
Is there anything that can only be learned in college?
No, there isn’t.
A major used to be an indicator of where one was going in life. It used to be a clear set of skills that could make or break whether one was qualified for a job.
But, these days?
The image of college has changed. It is out of touch, out of step and almost out of style. The ivy, the frats, the quad, the clubs, and outdoor circle classes might all be a great, expensive experience of discovery.
But, it is coming to mean less and less.
They are now a brand. To subscribe to a major is to slap a preconceived notion or an archtype under a degree. It is not an indicator of skill, it is a way of profiling “Who am I?”
To paraphrase Vonnegut: Be careful what you major in, because you are what you major in.
Choose wisely. Know your brand. Sell it.
Read, share and enjoy this essay on What Does the Modern Major Mean?.
The Barkley Marathons are made with the intention that people will fail.
Too often things are easy to get, easy to learn, easy to pick up and we expect success. So much is given, but so little is kept away, kept mysterious, kept distant and unattainable.
The Barkley Marathons are the antidote.
Nearly impossible to enter, surely impossible to finish, no prizes are promised, no directions are given, there are lies, tradition, and humility in the face of man verses nature.
"You will fail," are three words we don’t hear enough.
Read, share and enjoy this essay about finding the unattainable when it seems like an endangered species.
Anyone can be a troll at one time or another.
It is the way it is on the internet.
Power-trips. Ideas with an audience. Posts to the masses.
It’s all fun and games until somebody gets caught.
Read, share and enjoy this essay about Justin Carter and the Troll in All of Us.
A good podcast is a listening experience.
It is a story. It is a conversation. It is time to think just for the sake of thinking.
It is listening, something we don’t do enough of.
It can make the world something connected beyond phone lines or satellites in ways you’d never dream possible.
Read, share and enjoy this essay on good radio. It’s not dying, it’s just changing form.
Enjoy my sketches of the 5 Podcasts Every Millennial Should Listen To.
Why do we care about Walter White?
Because he exists for us.
We are entering a new creative age defined by a new take on the anti-hero. We find ourselves invested in the lives of people who we do not expect to suceed. They will never come out on top, they are ambiguously right and wrong all rolled into one.
Walter White, Don Draper, Dexter and even Liz Lemon are all offered to us as the new leading character. We follow their stories not because we want to see them win or lose (Liz Lemon might be a slight exception) but rather we want to see them…
No strings attached.
Welcome to the world beyond post-postmodernism.
Please read, enjoy and SHARE this essay on our beyond post-postmodern anti-heroes.
An essay is the best way to start your day.